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Brandon Maxwell makes 43 saves to lead Majors to 2-0 win over IceDogs @NHLdotcom

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Brandon Maxwell made 43 saves for his fourth shutout of the season as the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors blanked the Niagara IceDogs 2-0 in Ontario Hockey League action Thursday night.

Maxwell turned aside 16 shots in the first period, 19 in the second, and eight more in the third.

Jamie Wise opened the scoring for the Majors with a short-handed goal 3:51 into the second period. It was Wise's 25th goal of the season.

The score remained 1-0 until the 18:58 mark of the third when Mike Partanen sealed the win with an empty-netter.

Mark Visentin made 20 saves in the loss as Mississauga held the OHL's top-ranked power play at bay. Niagara was 0-for-3 with the man-advantage. The Majors were 0-for-2.

Niagara (42-18-3) had a chance to clinch the Central Division title with a point.

Mississauga improved to 29-27-7 with the win.

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